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El Blok Hotel

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107 Calle Flamboyan, Esperanza 00718-2128 Puerto Rico
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El Blok is an iconic inn by the sea - a bar and restaurant with rooms - that aims to be a soft landing for the intrepid traveler after a hard day of relaxation. Affordable, simple rooms appointed with touch of luxe, it has a visual style like nowhere else. Colored hidrolico tiles, exposed concrete, native woods, clean, spare, exciting spaces. All this in a building that is gold LEED certified for it's sustainable design. El Blok is part sculpture, part oasis. Impossibly serene far flung beaches, great restaurants and only a few hotels, Vieques is a strange jewel of an island amongst the beauty and understated glamour of the Caribbean. 6 Miles to the east of Puerto Rico, and a short 20 minutes flight from San Juan, Vieques is in Puerto Rico's backyard...And light years from anywhere.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Adults only
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Cesar V wrote a review Sep 2020
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This was my first visit to the island of Vieques and unfortunately it was for work. The company book a reservation on El Blok hotel and it was simply perfect 👌. Kaytee the rooms manager took care of both the car that I needed to rent and the transportation from the airport to the hotel. Thanks Kaytee, hope you read this. On her days off Laine the shot el GM was graceful enough to offer her help in anything needed. Thanks Laine. Food at the hotel was the best on the Island. Do not go anywhere else looking for better tasting and presentation. Chris, one of the cooks was excellent and even gave me some tips on how to cook the best meat and hamburger ever. I tasted most of the menu and could not find anything to my dislike. Jose the bartender and his wife and server Yanira could’nt be more accomodating with me. The best service I have ever receive. Thanks to both of you. The room was extremely clean and beds are magnificent. The location offers a magnificent view of the south coast of the island from the Pool on the top floor of the hotel. The beach is around 50 feet from the hotel. In my next trip to this beautiful island I will definitely book this hotel. Excellent experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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kohil wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota126 contributions16 helpful votes
This place is so cool on the design and architecture which makes it almost inspirational. We stayed here for one night and it was a very pleasant experience. The food, bar and the rooftop pool were all amazing. The close proximity to the beach and it being a short walk was a bonus. The rooftop bar is only open on Sunday’s else the bar is located by the lobby.The highlight according to me was oats with coconut milk served for breakfast which was amazing.!Would highly recommend this place and be a returning customer the next time around.!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dpz71 wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, Colorado22 contributions4 helpful votes
Wouldn't even give it two stars if it wasn't for pretty tasty food and great beer. However, the major impression I took away is snooty staff. I go to Vieques often and always looking for different new places to stay. The hotel front desk would not let me see anything upstairs, not even the hallways, saying that "I can see everything online". Sounds like they have a lot to learn about hospitality. The restaurants staff also seemed almost 'bothered' to have to serve guests. I had high hopes for this place, because it looks very modern and cool, but was really bummed by unfriendly and unwelcoming service. Not likely to ever stay there, since there are so many other super friendly places on the island.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kiwinyc wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York43 contributions14 helpful votes
I cannot speak more highly of this hotel. The staff are charming, the rooms are gorgeous and well appointed and the breakfasts are excellent! You can tell that a lot of time and thought has been put into this hotel - the look of the hotel is straight out of a design magazine, the wonderful Turkish towels for the beach (large but not cumbersome) and excellent Aesop products in the beautiful bathrooms. We were lucky enough to have a terrace with a hammock seat which was lovely. The roof top terrace is amazing and the restaurant was fabulous - we’re vegetarian and they made us a special meal which was very thoughtful (even though there were vege options) Do yourself a favour and check out this fabulous hotel and Vieques
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Travis C wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19 contributions11 helpful votes
We came for the bioluminescent Bay and the wonderful beaches, and we were surprised to find that the real highlight was this hotel. To gradually wake up to a rising sun glimmering through the porticos of concrete and our glass wrap around porch, was a sight to behold, from out bed, as it rose above the ocean. It was quite beautiful, and a wonderful room. The staff was excellent, the bar and restaurant where amazing, and the entertainment and amenities were quite excellent. Ny only complaint is the bar has minimal hours and would be nice to have a cocktail of breakfast or midday. It would rush back to Vieques to stay in this hotel again
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanPuerto RicoIsla de ViequesEsperanza
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Blok Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Blok Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Malecon (0.09 miles), La Nasa (0.09 miles), and Esperanza Beach (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Blok Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Blok Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at El Blok Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at El Blok Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Blok Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Quenepo, Bili, and Bananas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Blok Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Blok Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Blok Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Puerto Ferro Lighthouse (4.5 miles).
Does El Blok Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is El Blok Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.